Convert Your Air Suspension To A Coil Spring Suspension. End Your Air Suspension Problems Forever...
1997-2002 Ford Expedition 2WD Air To Coil Spring Conversion Kit With Rear Shocks is the perfect solution to your air suspension problems. Designed to be very affordable, you can convert your air suspension to use standard shocks/struts and coil springs for less than the price of replacing one air strut.
This Conversion Kit Fits
1997 Ford Expedition 2WD, 1998 Ford Expedition 2WD, 1999 Ford Expedition 2WD, 2000 Ford Expedition 2WD, 2001 Ford Expedition 2WD, 2002 Ford Expedition 2WD
- For Best Results We Recommend The 4 Wheel Conversion
- Year: 1997-2002
- Make: Ford
- Model: Expedition
- Manufacturer: Strutmasters
- Product Type: Rear Conversion Kit
Air Suspension Conversion Kit Includes
These are the components and materials you can expect to find shipped with your new purchase.
- 2 Rear Shocks
- 2 Rear Eibach Springs
- All Necessary Hardware
- Detailed Instructions Including Light Fix Instructions
All of our products have shipping options available to guarantee you get your part in a timely and affordable manner.
- Next Business Day: Delivery typically by 10:30 a.m.
- 2 Business Days: Delivery typically by end of day
- 1-5 Business Days: Delivery based on distance to destination
Manufactured, Packaged and
Shipped in North Carolina, USA
All of our conversion kits are manufactured, packaged and shipped from our warehouse right here in Roxoboro, NC, USA. We believe in providing the highest quality parts, such as premium springs, to ensure our customers only need to buy the right product once.
Features & Benefits
Strutmasters Conversion Kits Save Money, Time and Headaches
1997-2002 Ford Expedition Rear Air Suspension Conversion Kit With 2 Rear Shocks 2WD FY1RB is the perfect solution to your air suspension problems. Designed to be very affordable, you can convert your air suspension to use standard.
Our Conversion Kits are built to improve the performance and stability of your ride. Converting to a non-air suspension system gives you a more reliable ride.
Our kits don't require any major modifications to your vehicle to install.
Only Strutmasters offers premium springs on our conversion kits. Notice the difference with a better, smoother ride!
All of our kits come with easy to install instructions so you or your mechanic can get your car up and running faster than ever.
Why Choose Strutmasters Instead Of Those Other Guys
The original air suspension system on the 97-02 Ford Expedition is made up of assorted parts that must always function in sync. If one part is not working, the system will need repair. Multiple trips to the Ford dealership gets expensive for the Expedition driver. As The Suspension Experts, we knew there had to be a more affordable alternative to direct replacement at the dealer. Without sacrificing quality, we created this air to non-air suspension conversion kit for the Ford Expedition. This kit, manufactured in America, includes two rear Eibach springs and two rear shocks. Our customers will attest that the kit saves them time, money, and frustration. With the guidance of detailed instructions and installation videos that are available to view, the kit can be installed with ease. Strutmasters provides excellent customer service- call or chat with our ASE certified technicians at any time. Carefully review the price difference between choosing an air vs. non-air suspension system. We compare three prices: that of repairing the failed air suspension system at the Ford dealer, that of installing aftermarket air suspension parts on the Expedition piece-by-piece, and that of installing a brand new Strutmasters rear suspension conversion kit. The money you will save with the Strutmasters kit is considerable.
How Do I know If My Expedition Air Suspension is failing?
Proper diagnosis of a failed or leaking air suspension system is key in order to avoid total failure of the 1997-2002 Ford Expedition. Look for these common signs that the air suspension system is going bad, before it’s too late. The most noticeable sign that the air suspension system is failing is a major difference in ride height from the front to the rear end of the Expedition. Typically, with this model, the rear suspension fails first causing that end to sag. The front end will likely remain inflated. This gives the illusion that the Expedition is “squatting” down in an unusual fashion. One obvious sign of suspension failure is an illuminated suspension warning light on the interior instrument cluster. The condition of the air compressor can indicate a suspension problem, as well. If it has stopped working or is running too long (longer than 15-20 seconds at a time), then a suspension repair or replacement is likely needed. Any visible cracks in the rear air springs (caused by dry rot) further prove the suspension has gone bad.
How does this part compare to OEM parts and other competitive solutions?
Less Than Dealer
After Market Replacement Parts:
+ Front Air Springs ($837/air spring)
+ Rear Shocks ($253/air shock)
+ Coil Spring ($189)
+ Compressor and Dryer Assembly ($720)
= TOTAL: Over $2,820 (and that doesnât even include replacing electronic components that are known to fail such as the height sensors).
Strutmasters Conversion Kit:
+ 2 x Rear Eibach Springs
+ 2 x Rear Shocks
+ Detailed Installation Instructions Including Light Fix Instructions
+ Over-the-phone technical support and a Limited Lifetime Warranty =
Our Price: $199.00!
Suspension Components List
The 1997-2002 Ford Expedition 2WD is built with the following suspension components:
1997-2002 Ford Expedition 2WD Air Springs (x2)- commonly referred to as air bags, a plastic and rubber bag that is fitted on top of the strut that uses pressurized air as a cushion instead of a metal coil spring to hold a vehicle off of the ground and off of its wheels. These are the number one cause of all air suspension leaks. All air springs all go bad at about the same rate. If one is leaking, the others will not be far behind. For a proper repair, all of them need to be replaced at the same time.
1997-2002 Ford Expedition 2WD Coil Springs (x2)- Coil springs hold the vehicle up but be careful, they are rated for and designed to work with the rest of the suspension system, so when you change air shocks to passive shocks, then you will need a different rated coil spring that works well with the new type of shocks.
1997-2002 Ford Expedition 2WD Rear Gas Shocks (x2)- a type of shock absorber; has metal tubing filled with gas-charged hydraulic fluid that is connected to the wheel of a vehicle in order to reduce the effects of vertical travel on a rough surface which controls the bounciness, and therefore comfort, of a vehicle.; the air spring assembled on top of the strut is commonly referred to as an air strut.
1997-2002 Ford Expedition 2WD Air Lines- tubes that run from a compressor (air suspension) to the air struts which carry pressurized air to the air bags components in order to adjust the height of the vehicle, respectively.
1997-2002 Ford Expedition 2WD Solenoids (x4)- This vehicle is equipped with 4 solenoids. These plastic components connect the electrical connection and lines of suspension components to the suspension control module. The solenoids are responsible for regulating the air pressure in each air spring or air shock. Solenoids are a small piece of the suspension system but they play a big role in how well it functions. If a solenoid is not working properly, it will cause the vehicle to be unlevel and, in turn, cause the compressor to burn out.
1997-2002 Ford Expedition 2WD Compressor- This vehicle is equipped with one air suspension compressor. The compressor is responsible for pumping up the air springs and shocks. When the air suspension starts leaking, the compressor is forced to run continuously to try and keep the air springs inflated. After a couple of days of running non-stop, the compressor will burn itself out. Replacing the compressor is a timely and expensive project to undertake.
1997-2002 Ford Expedition 2WD Dryer Assembly- This vehicle is equipped with a dryer assembly. The dryer assembly is responsible for getting moisture out of the air lines. Once the air suspension parts start to leak, moisture will build up throughout the air system. Moisture damages the air suspension components from the inside out. The dryer must be replaced whenever the compressor is replaced to prevent further damage.
1997-2002 Ford Expedition 2WD Suspension Control Module- This vehicle is equipped with a suspension control module. This module is the brain of the suspension system and it reads all of the signals that are being sent by the height sensors and determines if the vehicle needs to be raised or lowered.
1997-2002 Ford Expedition 2WD O-rings- Although they are the least expensive parts of the air suspension, they are responsible for maintaining the seal where all of the air lines connect. Be sure to replace the O-rings when repairing any air suspension system.
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Real Customers, Real Reviews
Read reviews from people just like you looking for the perfect solution for their suspension needs.
Thought I was stuck with replacing air bags when I heard of the Strutmasters conversion. Checked online and watched the video, but decided to have a local repair shop do the installation. Very happy with the results (and cost). Raised the back end of my ’99 Expedition by 7″ over the ‘blown’ bags. On the drive today, it handled like a ‘new’ car, but has 237K on it. Guess I’ll keep it for another 100K.
“I have a 1998 Linc Navigator and last weekend the rear air shocks failed.
I remembered seeing Strutmasters on Trucking U so I looked them up and ordered rear coil overs and new shocks. They arrived in 2 days and after work in 2 nights I had them in. My SUV drives great and you saved me a fortune vs the dealer.
Thanks to the great instructions and video clips of the installations. I felt comfortable before I started that I could do it my self.
Now for the front shocks!
Mike Albers Palm Harbor FL”
I dealth with Mike who was most professional and knowlegable. My 2001 Lincoln Navigator was leaning hard to the left with a blown air bag. Mike suggested the Coils Spring/Rear Shock replacement. The car now rides like a dream and I am forever out of worries about the air system breaking again! Thanks Mike!
“Thanks again guys!!!!
I want to Thank You All for the way you do business. From the moment I called the first time, everybody was very polite and helpful, especially Jason. He answered all my questions no matter how many times I called. He was there for me until you shipped my parts. I had a little problem once I got my kit, I could not find any body that would install them for me because the kit was not from them and the ones I did find said it would take any where from 4-5 hours. A manager from an auto part store gave us the name of California Smog and Repairs (Suspensions) at 10711 Beach Bl., Stanton, CA 90680 (714-995-7591). Gave them a call and they said they could install them in 2 hours. The going rate for labor here in Orange County is $85.00 per hour. I gave them the coupon on the last page of the instruction book that came with my kit. If any body order your kits from California you now have a contact here that will help us poor people. I found you because Air Lift wouldn’t sell to me because I’m not a company and then when I went through Camping World, they didn’t have the parts for 2 wheel drive. I wrote to my friends on FACEBOOK about how much money ($1200.00) I saved with you guys coming to my rescue. Thank You…JASON.
“My husband has already place the parts on the car. I must say the car ride very well, and the gas mil-age is so much better. Thank you so much for the excellent part. I will be returning to this website for more parts.
Just wanna say thanks to Strutmasters for everything! Others places were charging up to $1000 to fix our faulty suspension on our Ford Expedition! So glad i found this website! No more bumpy rides… EVER! Now our Expedition rides silky smooth thanks to the new spring coils and shocks! I now have a website i can refer to other people going through the same problem. Strutmasters, you are a life saver!
On a positive note, the product is everything you promised. The X (what we call it) is standing up and rides good. Took about (2) hours to accomplish and I’m satisfied with your product. The light (mentioned above) is just annoying. I would include the website address to watch the video in your instruction manual. Sometimes it’s easier to see it done (at least for me). That’s about all I have for you. I would recommend your product to anyone having a similar problem.
I am very satisfied, The air ride replacement kit was the very thing I needed. Thank U
“I have not worked on a car in over 20 years. I was able to replace the rear air suspension in under 2 hours. This kit is as easy as advertised. Thanks Strutmasters.
“I will say I had heard horror stories about the ride
quality being terrible after the conversion.
It actually rides better than the stock air springs and only took 2 hours to
Great product thanks
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